Sleeping in Airports

Singapore Changi Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Singapore Changi Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

We travel with three kids and it was amazing – endless entertainment for them, with feeding the kois, butterfly room, play areas, free internet. – ahendo

SIN Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Singapore Changi Airport.

What to Expect

Singapore Changi Airport (Code: SIN) sprawls across 4 terminals, plus a privately-run luxury terminal, JetQuay CIP Terminal. If you’re craving exercise, you can walk between all four public terminals landside, but street-level also connect the terminals.

Entertainment is Changi’s specialty, so you may wish your layover were even longer. Start with a meal at one of dozens of eateries – with plenty staying open 24 hours. Then, check out the airport gardens, the free movie theatre, high-end shops, free city tours, and Singapore’s tallest slide. More typical amenities include free WiFi, pay-to-use showers, and (literally) thousands of power outlets to keep your mobile devices fully charged. If you are looking to upgrade your airport experience, economy class passengers can pay to enter a number of airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and access information.

singapore changi airport guide
(Photo courtesy of cK! / 22Jan2010)

Sleeping in Changi Airport

No matter the time of day, you’ll find plenty of airport sleepers. Do head inside Security, as the landside areas are sparse. Once airside, most seating is cush, with comfortable benches, chairs, couches, and even carpeted floors if you want to spread out. Travellers recommend the designated rest zones for quieter vibes. Common complaints are the bright lights and occasional noise, but nothing that an eye mask and earplugs can’t fix. Explore our guide to sleeping in Changi Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips.   For uninterrupted sleep, three transit hotels, hourly nap rooms, and a traditional hotel are all located inside or adjacent to the airport. A nearby hotel also runs free airport shuttle service for guests. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Singapore Airport Guide.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change.  In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Singapore Airport Hotels, Sleep Cabins & Day Rooms

Singapore’s Changi Airport is the most sleep-friendly airport in the world! 

Whether you are looking for a quick (and free!) cat nap or a day room at the transit hotel, the airport has something for every budget and required nap time.

singapore airport snooze lounge
Photo courtesy of Changi Airport Group

Rest Areas

If you are just passing through the airport for a few hours and need a quick nap but don’t want to get a room at Changi’s transit hotels, you can catch some Zzz’s on a comfortable recliner at one of the Snooze Lounges. The recliners are free to use, but limited in number.  Locations:

  • Terminal 1: Snooze Lounge, airside, Transit East, Level 3.
  • Terminal 2: Oasis Lounge, airside, Transit North Pier, opposite E11 • Sanctuary Lounge, Transit North Pier, opposite E5.
  • Terminal 3: Terminal 3: Snooze Lounge, airside, Transit North Mezzanine, next to Singapore Food Street.
  • Terminal 4: Snooze Lounge, airside, Departure Transit, Level 2M

Take precaution even when sleeping in the rest zones.  In December 2019, a traveller at another airport reported that money and credit cards had been stolen from their bag even though the bag was right beside them.  Protect and lock your bags as you would sleeping elsewhere in public.

Singapore Airport Transit Hotels

For travellers who have the budget and would rather sleep with more comfort and privacy,  there are a three transit hotels at Changi Airport.   You can only access these hotels on the airside of the terminal.  That means you do not need to go through immigration if you are on a layover and you would not have access to your checked luggage.  These hotels are not accessible to travellers in the public area of the terminal.

In Transit  Aerotel Transit Hotel – (Located inside the airport) Location: Terminal 1, Transit Area, Level 3, near Gate D41.  How to get to there: At Gate D41, take the escalator to the 3rd floor.  The Aerotel Transit Hotel offers day rooms in a 6-hour block minimum, pay per hour thereafter.  The hotel offers a variety of packages including; room only (SG$ 63 – 185 for 6 hours), room and meal package (SG$ 70 – 260 for 6 hours), pool use packages (SG$ 17) and shower packages (SG$ 16).

In Transit  Ambassador Transit Hotel (Terminal 2) – (Located inside the airport) Transit Mall South, Level 3. The Ambassador Transit Hotel offers day rooms in a 6-hour block minimum, pay per hour thereafter. To access the transit hotels, DO NOT PASS THROUGH CUSTOMS. Check-in baggage cannot be collected for your stay.

In Transit  Ambassador Transit Hotel (Terminal 3) – (Located inside the airport) Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Transit Mall North, Mezzanine, Level 3. The Ambassador Transit Hotel offers day rooms in 6-hour blocks. To access the transit hotels, DO NOT PASS THROUGH CUSTOMS. Check-in baggage cannot be collected for stay.

Hotels at the Changi Airport

Travellers who find themselves in the public area of the terminal, don’t need to go far to find a place to sleep.  There are 3 hotels inside the Singapore airport on the public side of the terminal and another hotel near terminal 3.

Inside Airport Sleep Pods – Location: Terminal 1, Arrivals Hall. We don’t have any additional details yet, but according to a March 2020 review there is a sleep pod facility in the Arrivals Hall.

Inside Airport  The Haven by JetQuay –  Location: Terminal 3, Landside, Arrivals. A total of 18 nap rooms are available for a minimum of 3 hours. Rates from S$82.39 (3 hours) with each additional hour at S$17.66.

Inside Airport   YotelAir –  Location: Jewel Terminal, Level 4, Landside. The nearest elevator is in Lobby H.  The YotelAir offers 18 sleep cabins that can be rented by the hour (minimum 4 hours).  Cabins come equipped with Queen size beds, WiFi, showers and more.

At the Airport Crowne Plaza – Located next to Terminal 3 near the SkyTrain waiting area. Access from Terminal 3 via covered walkway and link bridge, or Terminal 1 via SkyTrain. Day use rooms are available from 11:00AM to 7:00PM.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Changi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Related Pages: Singapore Changi Airport Hotels and Sleeping in Singapore Changi

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Jewel

Changi Lounge – Location: Jewel, Landside, Level 1, opposite Check-in Counters. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Terminal 1

Passes  Dnata Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Level 3, Departure/Transit Lounge West. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Qantas Club – Location: Terminal 1, Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Passes  SATS Premier Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Terminal 2

Passes  Ambassador Transit Lounge (Terminal 2) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Mezzanine Level (Level 3). Nap Suites and showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  SATS Premier Lounge (Terminal 2) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

The Green Market – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Transit Mall South, Level 3. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Terminal 3

Passes  Ambassador Transit Lounge (Terminal 3) – Location: Terminal 3, North Transit Mall, Mezzanine (Level 3). Nap Suites and showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Marhaba Lounge (Terminal 3) – Location: Terminal 3, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  SATS Premier Lounge (Terminal 3) – Location: Terminal 3, Airside. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  The Haven by JetQuay – Location: Terminal 3, Landside, Arrivals. Showers and Nap rooms are available at an extra cost. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Terminal 4

Passes  Blossom Lounge – Location: Terminal 4, Airside, in Heritage Zone (Mezzanine Level). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website to see if your ticket gives you access.

Terminal 1: Emirates Lounge • Qantas Business Lounge • Qantas First Lounge • British Airways Lounge • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge.

Terminal 2: SilverKris Lounge • KrisFlyer Gold Lounge

Terminal 3: SilverKris Lounge • KrisFlyer Gold Lounge

Terminal 4: Cathay Pacific Lounge

Related Pages: Singapore Changi Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi / Internet & Mobile Charging

WiFi

Free WiFi is available at Singapore Airport. Just select the “#[email protected]” network, then open any browser to launch the log-in page. After clicking the WiFi logo, you will be connected to the airport network for 3 hours which can be renewed an unlimited number of times. If you do not have a mobile device, hundreds of internet stations are available throughout the airport.

Mobile Charging

Changi Airport currently offers over 3,400 mobile charging points (universal outlets/USB ports) throughout the airport (both Landside and Airside).

Airport Services & Facilities

Business Center – Photocopies, faxes, printing and limited business services are available. Locations: T2, airside, Transit Hotel, Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3 • T3, airside, Transit Hotel, Departure Transit Lounge North, Mezzanine level Hours: Open 24 hours.

Connect @ Changi – Connect is a space within Changi Airport that not only provides collaborative workspaces, but also for any business-savvy passengers, this is a great space to stop by and network. Rate of entry: unknown. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM. Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Level 3, Transit/ Departures, Center of Area.

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Hot water dispensers, privacy for nursing and other amenities are available in the Baby Care Rooms, located landside and airside in all three terminals. Baby Care Rooms are available in four locations in Terminal 1, three locations in Terminal 2, fourteen locations in Terminal 3 and fourteen locations in T4.
  • Children’s Play Areas – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. There are five play areas for children ages 1-12. Locations:
    • Terminal 1: Landside, Level 3, near Viewing Mall • Airside, Level 2, Departure Transit Hall, East Side, next to Discovery Garden.
    • Terminal 3: Landside, Basement 2, next to Etoz • Airside, Level 2, Departure Transit Hall Central, next to Louis Vuitton.
    • Terminal 4: Airside, Level 2, Transit Area, next to Heritage Zone.
  • Family Zone – Families with small children can relax in this colorful and comfortable lounge. Diaper-changing facilities, TVs and a nearby playground are some of the amenities available. Location: T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2, opposite the Children’s Playground.
  • Strollers – Available for use in the airport, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to any information desk in the airport to request one.

Fitness

  • Gym – Get a workout in before takeoff! Gym access are available to passengers at the Ambassador Transit Lounge.If you forgot your gym attire, don’t worry, as it can be purchased for an excess fee.Locations: Terminal 2, South Departures/Transit Zone, Level 3. Rates: 2 hours gym access + 3 hours Lounge Access – S$55 • 2 hours gym access + 5 hours Lounge Access – S$75.
  • Swimming Pool – Travellers staying at the Aerotel Transit Hotel (see hotel section above) have free access to the pool. Non-guests can use the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and shower facilities for a fee of S$17. Located at Terminal 1, near the Transit Hotel (Transit Mall East, Level 3). Hours of operation: 6:00AM – 12:00AM (Daily).
singapore airport pool
Photo courtesy of Changi Airport Group

Food & Drinks – Thirsty?  Free water refill stations are available both landside and airside.  No matter the time of day, there are plenty of 24 hour food options to choose from:

  • Jewel Terminal (all locations are Landside) – A & W (B2) • An Acai Affair (B2) • Big Bird (B2) • Burger King (B2) • Dunkin Donuts (B2 • Five Spice (B2) • Icenoie Hokkaido (B2) • La Lola Churreria (B2) • Nam Kee Pau / Hong Kong Egglet (B2) • O’Coffee Club Express (B2) O’Tah (B2) • Paris Baguette Express (Level 1) • Potato Corner (B2) • Project Pizza (B2) • Sankranti (B2) • Signature KOI (Level 1) • Starbucks (Level 1) • Stuff’d (B2) • Swatow Kitchen (B2) • The Alley (B2) • Toast Box (B2) • Twelve Cupcakes (B2).
  • Terminal 1 – 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken (Airside, Level 3, Transit) • 7-Eleven (Landside, Level 3 • Airside, Level 2) • Burger King (Landside, Level 3 • Airside, Level 3 near Gate C) • Food Gallery (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge Central) • Heavenly Wang (Landside, Level 2) • ( Jewel Coffee (Landside, Level 1) • Killiney Kopitiam (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge) • Ma Mum To Go (Landside, Level 1) • O’Leary’s Sports Restaurant (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge East) • Paul (Airside, Level 2, near C Gates) • Starbucks (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge) • The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Landside, Level 2 • Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge Central) • Tip Top (Airside, Level 2, near C Gates) • Wang Nasi Lemak (Landside, B2) • Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge).
  • Terminal 2 – 7-Eleven (Airside, Level 3 • Airside, Level 2, near E Gates) • Archipelago Craft Brew House (Airside, Level 2, Transit) • Bakery Cuisine (Landside, Level 2) • Chee Kei (Landside, Level 2) • Chutney Mary (Landside, Level 2) • Coffee Toast Express (Landside, Level 1) • Crave (Landside, Level 1 • Airside, Level 2, Transit) • Jinja Chicken (Landside, Level 2) • Kedai Killiney Kopi (Airside, Level 2, near F Gates) • Krispy Kreme (Landside, Level 2) • Llaollao (Landside, Level 2) • McDonald’s (Landside, Level 1 • Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge) • O’Coffee Club Express (Landside, Level 2) • O’Learys Sportsbar & Grill (Airside, Level 2) • Orchard Cafe & Bar (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge Central) • Paris Baguette (Landside, Level 1) • Pezzo (Landside, Level 1) • Pho Street (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge Central) • Starbucks (Airside, Level 2, near E Gates • Landside, Level 2) • Straits Food Village (Airside, Level 3) • Subway (Airside, Level 3) • Swensen’s (Landside, Level 1) • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Airside, Level 2 near Gate F) • TP Tea (Landside, Level 2) • Tunglok Tea House (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge Central) • Wang Café (Airside, Level 2, Departure Lounge Central) • Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Airside, Level 2, Departure Lounge Central • Landside, Level 2).
  • Terminal 3 – 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken (Landside, B2) 7-Eleven (Airside, Level 3) • Burger King (Airside, Level 3) • Crave (Landside, B2) • Harry’s Bar (Airside, Level 2, Departures) • Heavenly Wang (Landside, Level 1 • Airside, Level 2, Departures) • Hudsons Coffee (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge Central) • Kopitiam (Landside, B2) • Krispy Kreme (Airside, Level 2) • llaollao (Landside, Level 2) • McDonald’s (Landside, Level 1) • Mr. Teh Tarik Express (Landside, B2) • O’Coffee Club (Landside, Level 2) • Old Town White Coffee (Landside, Level 2) • Paris Baguette (Landside, Level 1) • Singapore Street Food (Airside, Level 3, Transit Lounge Central) • Starbucks (Landside, Level 2) • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Airside, Level 2, Transit Lounge Central) • Tip Top (Airside, Level 2) • Ya Kun Family Cafe (Landside, Basement 2).
  • Terminal 4 – Bakery Cuisine (Landside, Level 2) • Heavenly Wang (Landside, Level 2, Transit)• McDonald’s (Landside, Level 2M) • O’Coffee Club Express (Landside, Level 2) • Paris Baguette (Landside, Level 1 • Airside, Level 2, Transit Departures x 2 locations) • Starbucks (Landside, Level 2) • Texas Chicken (Airside, Level 2, Transit Departures) • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Airside, Level 2, Transit Departures).

Information Desk – If you have any questions or need help finding something, visit one of the Information counters. Locations:

  • Terminal 1: landside, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • landside, Departure Check-In Hall Central, Level 2 • airside, Departure Transit Lounge Central East and West, Level 2
  • Terminal 2: landside, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • airside, Departure Transit Lounge North and South, Level 2.
  • Terminal 3: landside, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • landside, Departure Check-In Hall Central, Level 2 • airside, Departure Transit Lounge North South and Central, Level 2.
  • Terminal 4: landside, Level 1, Arrival Hall Central • landside, Departure Check-In Hall Central, Level 2 • airside, Level 2, Departure Transit Lounge North and South.

Laundry Services – Presto Drycleaners provides washing and ironing services. Location: Terminal 3, North Arrivals Hall, Level 1. Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lighten your load, by storing your luggage at the SmarteCarte left luggage counter, available 24 hours a day. Rates are S$5 – S$18 per bag for the first 24 hours. Locations:
Jewel: Level 1, next to GST Refund Counter.

  • Terminal 1: Airside, Level 2, Departure Transit Lounge.
  • Terminal 2: Landside, Level 1, Arrivals Hall North • Airside, Level 2, Departure Transit Hall.
  • Terminal 3: Landside, Level 1, near the train to the city • Airside, Level 2, Departure Transit Hall.
  • Terminal 4: Landside, Level 1, near Terminal 4/2 Shuttle Bus Stop • Airside, Level 2M, Departure Transit Hall, next to Cheers.

Medical Services – Raffles Medical Group offers urgent and emergency medical care. Locations: T1, airside, Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 2 (Open 24 hours) • T2, landside, Basement South (Hours: 8:00AM – 5:30PM) • T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 (Hours: 6:00AM – 12:00AM) • T3, landside, Basement 2 South (Open 24 hours) • T3, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 (Hours: 6:00AM – 12:00AM) • T4, landside, level 1 (Hours: 6:00AM – 12:00AM).

Money

  • ATMS – Need cash? ATMs are available airside and landside in all terminals. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Currency Exchange – UOB Money Changer and Travelex provide currency services both Landside and Airside in all Terminals. There are at least 30 branches available and they all operate 24 hours a day.

Pharmacy – All terminals provide pharmacy services:

  • Terminal 1: Guardian Beauty & Health (Airside, near Gates D. Hours: 6:00AM – 12:00AM).
  • Terminal 2: Guardian Beauty & Health (Landside, Level 2. Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM) • Guardian (Airside, near Gates E, Level 2. Hours: Open 24 hours).
  • Terminal 3: Guardian (Landside, Basement 2. Hours: 10:00AM – 11:00PM) • Watsons (Landside, Level 2. Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM) • Watsons (Airside, Transit Lounge Central. Hours: Open 24 hours) • Watsons (Airside, Near Gates B, Level 2. Hours: 6:00AM – 1:00AM).
  • Terminal 4: Airport Pharmacy (Airside, Transit Lounge, Level 2. Hours: Open 24 hours) • Watsons (Lanside, Level 2. Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM).

Post Office – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s post office. Location: T2, landside, Departure Check-In Hall, Level 2. Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Mon-Fri (closed Sat, Sun, public holidays). Mailboxes are located in the Departure Transit Lounges.

Prayer Rooms

  • Terminal 1:  Airside (Transit area, Level 3, behind Peach Garden Noodle House).
  • Terminal 2: Airside (Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, near Gate E, behind Relay).
  • Terminal 3: Airside (Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, behind Mont Blanc).
  • Terminal 4: Airside (Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2M).

Rest & Relaxation

Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available, along with a mind boggling array of shopping options. Over 350 retail shops are available! Look for a number of 7-Eleven and Cheers convenience shops which are open 24 hours a day.

Showers – Freshen up before or after a long journey in one of the airport’s 24-hour pay-for-use shower facilities. Massage and an array of beauty services are also available.  Locations:

  • Terminal 1: Airport Wellness Oasis (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near D gates) • Plaza Premium Lounge (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near C gates, rate SGD 16).
  • Terminal 2: Ambassador Transit Lounge (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near F gates) • TranSpa (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Central Level 3) • Spa Express (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Central Level 3).
  • Terminal 3: Ambassador Transit Lounge (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3) • Be Relax (airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2).

Smoking Areas – If you are in transit and need to find a place to feed your addiction, designated smoking areas can be found in these locations:

  • Terminal 1 (airside): Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 3, Cactus Garden • Departure Transit Lounge Central, Level 3, near Snooze Lounge • Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2, near Gate D36 • Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 2, Outdoor Deck • Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2, Gate C16.
  • Terminal 2 (airside): Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, near Hari’s Bar and opposite Children’s Playground • Departure Transit North Finger Pier, Level 2, Sanctuary Lounge • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, behind Sunglasses Hut • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3, Sunflower Garden • Departure Transit South Finger Pier, Level 2, Pavilion Lounge.
  • Terminal 3 (airside): Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, near Harry’s Bar • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, near Tiger Signature Lounge • Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, Outdoor Garden Terrace • Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2, Outdoor Smoking Area , opposite Gate B10 • Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2, Outdoor Smoking Area, next to Gate A21 • Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, Outdoor Smoking Area, next to Silver Kris Lounge.
  • Terminal 4 (airside): Departure Transit North, near Gate 4, Level 2 • Departure Transit North Pier, near Gate 16, Level 2 • Departure Transit North, Level 2, Transit Area • Departure Transit, Level 2M.

Spa & Salon Services – Pamper yourself with hair, nail, massage and other beauty treatments at one of these spas:

  • Picota Nail Spa: Jewel, landside. Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM.
  • Wan Yang Foot Reflexology: T3, Public Area Hours: 10:00AM – 11:00PM.

SIM Cards – Prepaid local SIM cards are available for purchase in the airport from these locations: T1, landside, M1, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 • T2, landside, M1, Arrival Hall South, Level 1 • T3, landside, M1, Arrival Hall Central, Level 1 Hours: 7:00AM – 11:00PM Prepaid Singtel cards are also available at any Changi Recommends booth.

WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Related Pages: 15 Things to do on a layover at Singapore Changi Airport

Things to do at Singapore Changi Airport

Art in the Airport – Inspiring sculptures by international artists are on display in the landside and airside areas of Terminal 3. The world’s largest kinetic sculpture, Kinetic Rain, is on display in Terminal 1 (landside).

Aviation Gallery – Learn about the history of aviation in Singapore and the day to day operations of Changi Airport, through this educational and multisensory exhibit. One of the displays consists of 600 miniature aircraft hanging from the ceiling to give visitors an idea of the number of flights that Changi handles every day. Watch aircraft on the tarmac from the Viewing Gallery! Rate: Free Location: Terminal 3, landside. Hours: 6:00AM – 12:00AM.

Entertainment Deck – Try interactive gaming with Xbox Kinect or play your favorite Xbox or Playstation 3 video games, relax in comfort while watching your favorite music videos in the MTV Booth, or maybe enjoy a film or two in the movie theatre, all for free! If you work up an appetite, there’s a snack bar on deck too! Location: T2, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near the Sunflower Garden. Additionally, there is an Entertainment Corner that features the same amenities, located in T4, on Level 2. Hours: 24 hours.

Gardens – Check out one or more of these breathtaking airside gardens!

  • Terminal 1 Departure Transit Lounge: The Piazza Garden features themed and seasonal plant displays, with a focus on local cultural and ethnic events. Location: Level 2 • The Cactus Garden displays over 100 species of cacti and plants from deserts in Asia, Africa and the Americas. The rooftop location offers a relaxing place to soak up the sun while enjoying a refreshing drink from the garden bar! Location: Level 3 • The Sculptural Tree Garden has raised walkways for a close-up view of the tree-like sculptures on display. Location: Level 2 • The Water Lily Garden features water lilies and other aquatic flora set amongst an intricate mosaic tile walkway. Location: Level 2.
  • Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge: A variety of over 700 orchids are artistically arranged to represent the four elements – Earth, Water, Fire and Air – at the Orchid Garden. Location: Level 2 • Enjoy panoramic runway views and special nighttime lighting in the Sunflower Garden Location: Level 3 • An awe-inspiring display of flora, glass, fiber optics and sound comes to life in the interactive Enchanted Garden. Location: Level 2.
  • Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge: Over 1,000 butterflies can be seen in the tropical Butterfly Garden. Feel the mist from the 6-meter grotto waterfall! Location: Levels 2 and 3

Live Music – Live acoustic performances are held at the O’Leary Sportsbar & Grill (Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge – Central, Level 2, Hours: 7:00PM to 10:00PM) and Singapore Straits Bar (Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge (North), Level 2, Hours: 6:00PM to 9:00PM.

Movie Theatre – Enjoy recently released feature films, free of charge, at one of the airport’s 24-hour movie theatres. Locations: T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, near the Sunflower Garden • T3, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 3, near the Ambassador Transit Lounge.

singapore airport movie theatre
Photo courtesy of Changi Airport Group

Slide at T3 – Reach speeds of up to 6m per second on The Slide at T3. At 12-meters tall, The Slide @ T3 is Singapore’s tallest slide, and the tallest airport slide in the world! Rate: For every $10 you spend at the airport, show your purchase receipt and receive a voucher for a ride on The Slide (max of 10 rides per day) Location: T3, landside, Arrival Hall, Level 1 Hours: 12:00AM – 10:30PM. You can also ride the 1.5-story slide located in Basement 2.

Social Tree – In 2013, Changi introduced the “Social Tree”, a new interactive attraction that gives travellers the opportunity to share their photo and video memories instantly on a 9m tall interactive installation, and then retrieve them on future visits to the airport. Location: airside, Central Piazza, after the Immigration counters Hours: 5:00AM – 1:00AM.

Transit Tour – If you are in transit and have at least 5.5 hours before your connecting flight, book a free 2-hour city tour of Singapore. Check to see if you will require a Visa to leave the transit area. You must check your luggage in the left luggage room in order to take part in the tour. The Free Singapore Tour booths are located at:

  • Terminal 2: near the escalators, North Arrival Immigration and skytrain station at Transit Mall North, Level 2, Hours: 7:00AM – 3:00PM.
  • Terminal 3: next to Transfer Lounge B, Travel Mall North, Level 2

Additionally, there are tour desks located in the Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 Arrivals Halls where you can book more city sightseeing options with cost. There are two tours: Heritage and City Sights.

  • The Heritage Tour you will see the Colonial District, CBD, Merlion (20 min), Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam (20 min). Tour Departures: 9:00AM, 11:30AM, 2:30PM, 4:00PM. Heritage tour registration closing times: 8:00AM, 10:30AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM.
  • The City Sights Tour takes visitors on a night sightseeing tour of Singapore. You will see the Singapore Flyer, Esplanade, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Merlion (20 min), Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay (30 min). City Sights tour registration closing times: 5:00PM, 6.30PM.

Woodblock Rubbing Stations – Woodblock rubbing was once a popular Singapore artform in the 50’s and 60’s. Make your own print with materials provided by the airport! Locations: T1, landside, Viewing Mall, Level 3 • T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, near the Orchid Garden • T3, landside, Level B2, near the Fountain area • T3, airside, Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, Outside gate holdroom B1-B4.

Xperience Zone – Relax in a plush recliner while watching the big game on a large screen TV, or create a free e-postcard to send to friends and family back home. Location: T2, airside, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2.

Related Pages: 15 Things to do on a layover at Singapore Changi Airport

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Singapore airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • AirAsia • Air Berlin • Air Canada • Air China • Air Europa • Air France • Air India/Express • Air Italy • Air Madagascar • Air Mauritius • Air New Zealand • Air Niugini • Air Serbia • Alitalia • ANA • American Airlines • Asiana Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Bangkok Airways • Batik Air • Bhutan Airlines • Biman Bangladesh Airlines • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Cathay Pacific • Cebu Pacific Air • China Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Chongqing Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Delta • Drukair • EgyptAir • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • EVA Air • Fiji Airways • Finnair • Firefly • Flynas • Garuda Indonesia • Go Airlines • Gulf Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hawaiian Airlines • Hebei Airlines • Iberia • IndiGo • Japan Airlines • Jeju Airlines • JetBlue • Jetstar • Juneyao Airlines • KLM • Korean Air • Lion Air • LOT • Lufthansa • Malaysia Airlines • Malindo Air • Mihin Lanka • Myanmar Airlines • NIKI • Philippines Airlines • Qantas • Qatar Airways • Regent Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Brunei Airlines • Saudi Arabian Airlines • SAS • Scoot • Shandong Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Siberia Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • SilkAir • Singapore Airlines • South African Airways • Spring Airlines • SriLankan Airlines • Swiss • TAP Portugal • Thai Airways • Thai Lion Air • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Urumqi Air • US Bangla Airlines • Uzbekistan Airways • VietJet • Vietnam Airlines • Virgin Atlantic/Australia • Vistara • Xiamen Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus and Shuttle

Public bus 36 runs between SIN airport and city center, departing from the basement bus bays from 6:00AM – 10:50PM. The Regent Singapore Hotel is the final stop for Bus 36, and the originating point for trips back to the airport.

Free shuttle bus service (there is no luggage space provided) is available to and from Changi Business Park on weekdays from 11:30AM – 2:30PM. For information on bus stops and schedules, visit the Changi Airport website.

Airport Shuttle provides service between the airport and most downtown hotels. Buses depart every 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the time of day. As of this update, fares are S$9 per adult. This service can be booked at a Ground Transport Desk in the Arrivals Hall of any terminal. For a list of hotels served by the Airport Shuttle, visit the Changi Airport website.

The Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) is the gateway to the nearby Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan. There is a shuttle service from Changi Airport to TMFT for a seamless transfer onward to your ferry ride. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Singapore Cruise website.

Car Rentals

Avis, Budget and Hertz operate onsite at the Arrivals Halls. Check with your provider to see which terminal they operate from. Hours of operation are daily from 7:00AM – 11:00PM.

Inter-Terminal Transportation

Passengers can take the free SkyTrain service to transfer between the terminals. Open from 5:00AM – 2:30AM, the SkyTrain takes just 4 minutes to travel between the terminals with a waiting time of 2 minutes. A free shuttle bus service is available when SkyTrain is not in operation.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.

Limousine and Large Taxi

Limousines and 7-seater taxis can be booked upon arrival at the 24-hour Ground Transport Desks in the Arrivals Hall of each terminal. At the time of this update, rates are S$55 per departure for limousines and S$60 per departure for large taxis.

Taxi

Regular and premium taxis operate from taxi stands located outside of the each terminal on the Arrivals Level. Taxis are metered, and those departing from the airport charge a S$3 – S$5 airport surcharge. At the time of this update, a trip from the airport to city center costs between S$20 – S$40 and takes about 30 minutes total travel time.

Train

The Changi Airport train station is within a short walk of Terminals 2 and 3. The trains operate daily from 5:30 AM – 11:20PM (approximately). For fares, stops and hours of service, visit the SMRT website.

Last updated: 2020-06-17

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